Islands 3/29. The San Diego

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streetnfish

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Hey guys,

As you know the fishing blew up after last mondays trip with counts up to 100 fish. Then the last two days, they dropped by about half each day. But the weather looked good and my gal wanted to go fishing so we hopped aboard the San Diego this morning with high hopes and a mouth full of humble pie for myself after going 0/3 last week. Same crew as last week with Ryan at the helm and Fisher, Andrew, and Marco on deck. Same deal as last week. Fishing the Coronados for yellowtail with yo yo irons and dropper loops being the weapons of choice. Surface iron and flyline being back ups in case things got wild. We shoved off at 5:30 with beautiful weather. Minimal swells and mild temps.
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Soon we arrived at the island and the search began.
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One thing that was different from last week was a noted decrease in the amount of life around. Still lots of dolphins on the way down but no whales and way less birds around early on. We soon came upon a good size school and " dropped em down". The fish boiled in the chum and came under the boat. It was about to happen ! Then nothing. No bites for anybody. Fish on the sonar and they wouldn't bite. So on to the next one. Same Damn Thing ! Ryan was in disbelief. Fish on the meter and boiling around the boat but not bitting anything. Finally one hook up on . . . A Hookup Bait ! That fish was landed and the search continued. We had several more stops that followed suit. People tried flylining into the boiling yellows along with surface iron. Nothing ! They would either swim away or just not bite. Several skiffs (2 in particular) were following us around and every stop would come blasting into our chumlines. I'm used to stuff like that in the mid summer bites but all these guys should have just bought a ticket and saved their fuel they fished with us so close most of the day. Anyway the weather was beautiful and the birds started to get active. Lots of boobies out diving on bait.
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We finally got on a couple of schools that wanted to get with it and I was fortunate to be able to land a couple nice ones back to back.
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And so went the day. We saw a ton of fish but not many wanted to play. Lots of volume out there boys so pick your days. I used a Calstar 700h with a Newell 533N and 40lb mono. Mint JRI 66 was the ticket for me. I believe we ended up with 21 yellows for 34 peeps so I'm thankful for the ones I got. Yellows were 10-20lbs. And one guy got a halibut that went 18 on the scale. My gal, who usually outfishes me didn't get lucky on the yellows but did grab a few nice sculpin and a tree fish during the day. Ryan looked at every nook and cranny all around the islands and there are lots of fish there so good times are definitely ahead !

Have fun out there guys
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Good report 🤘
 

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2 fish today does a lot to make up for an 0 for 3 last week. Still waiting to get down there myself. I think I can start next week. Hope the water warms up some. I heard it was high 50’s today.
 
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Great report! Sounds like a fun trip!

Sometimes they chew retarded and sometimes, we’re just fishin’!
 

streetnfish

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Nice Report!! Booger is the MAN!! We are getting slammed for brass JRI-66 orders. I wish we had some stockpiled for shops, but the bite turned on like a switch. Trying to get a bunch of brass delivered later this week! Thanks for the report!!
Thank YOU ! That brass make a big difference by getting down faster.
 

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Thanks for the report! Man even the full day boats you need a passport. I guess the time is now, not sure what I have been waiting for.
 

streetnfish

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Good job!
Love the spike. Is that yours?
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Yea,

I ordered it from matt86m. Got one of his spikes with a round handle and this one as a blank. He already has them made with the threads so I had this metal shifter tapped for it. Matt makes great spikes. I've had this one about three years. No rust and still sharp enough to pick your finger. View attachment 1268195View attachment 1268196
 
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